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Depart USA – Tuesday, June 3, 2025

Arrive in France– Wednesday, June 4, 2025

Flight TBA

Wednesday, June 4, 2025, Arrival: A flirtatious invitation

Bienvenue à Paris! After dropping off our luggage at the hotel, we can all enjoy some free time in the Marais district to have lunch in a café and take our first beautiful photos of Paris. Later, back at the hotel, we freshen up in order to be ready for our first French dinner.

Meals Covered: D

Thursday, June 5, 2025, An artistic invitation

Montmartre and its Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Notre Dame and its Latin Quarter, and the beautiful Musée D’Orsay by night.

This morning, we have a fun stroll through the hill of Montmartre. As we retrace the footsteps of the Impressionist artists who used to live in this bohemian neighborhood, we see their houses, the vineyards of Paris, and Place des Ternes with its street artists and great cafés. We walk all the way up to admire the city landscape view at the top, next to the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Our lovely tour ends with free time to have a coffee and buy Paris souvenirs! After our nice peregrinations, we walk downhill as we are now ready for our delicious classic French lunch at Bouillon Chartier. Afterwards, we ride the metro to visit the Latin Quarter and Notre Dame Cathedral. In this district, you can choose the café where you want to have dinner. This evening, our last activity is to contemplate the beautiful Impressionist paintings of the 19th Century, at the Musée D’Orsay by night.

Meals Covered: B, L


Friday, June 6, 2025, An exquisite invitation

A Seine River Cruise, the Arc de Triomphe and its Champs Elysées, a crêperie Dinner in Beaubourg district and the Louvre by night

This morning, at the feet of the iconic Eiffel Tower, we embark on a smooth cruise on the Seine River. We take photos, then we are off to the Champs Elysées. Eat well for lunch because this afternoon, we ascend the Arc de Triomphe to admire its grand view from its top. When we are done, after a short metro ride, we are in the Beaubourg district for a little free time before savoring our crêperie dinner. This evening, we explore the majestic Louvre by night.

Meals Covered: B, D

Saturday, June 7, 2025, A gourmet invitation

This morning, we ride our speed train to Provence. Once we arrive in Avignon, our comfortable bus takes us straight to the village of Chateau Neuf du Pape to have free time and lunch, before experiencing a moment of culinary excellence in our chocolate workshop. After checking in to our hotel, we walk to the centre of Avignon, in the town hall square. There, you can pick the restaurant where you want to have dinner. This evening, our digestive walk through Avignon takes us to see its enlightened bridge at night and its magnificent papal palace.

Meals Covered: B, no lunch or dinner included

Sunday, June 8, 2025, An imperial invitation

Today, we go deeper in the essence of Provence: This morning, we start with Arles, the city which has one of the best-preserved arenas of Ancient Rome. Our visit is followed by the Carrière des Lumières; This former giant quarry is now a magical site, Imagine yourself inside the colorful paintings of famous artists, which are projected all around you, and orchestrated to move in music, so you feel as though you suddenly become one with their art. All your senses are ignited. It’s an extraordinary sensation! When you exit this beautiful ethereal dream, a 5 min walk, takes you to the perched village of Les Baux de Provence. You are now surrounded by massive blocks of stone, and the gorgeous shades of green of the olive groves. That’s where we enjoy our free time for lunch surrounded by the most incredible view. The small boutiques sell local products including lavender, lavender soaps, and the famous santons-the little figurines of Provence made of clay and dressed in traditional costumes. Here, one can also buy the colorful Provençal fabric at a very good price. After lunch, we learn about olive oil making in the family business of Moulin de Castelas. We then head towards the most impressive meridional monument, the Pont du Gard for a dizzying leap of 2000 years in time. There, it’s free time for a nice swim in the river Gard. Our evening is in Avignon.

Meals Covered: B, no lunch or dinner included

Monday, June 9, 2025, A coastal invitation

After breakfast, we drive, via the coastal road, to Saint Paul de Vence to visit its medieval citadel, and glance at its numerous art galleries. Today, lunch is in this beautiful setting with some free time. Later, we travel to Nice to explore the old town and relax at the beach. Tonight, we have a pizza dinner and ice-cream at Pierre’s for dessert.

Meals Covered: B, D

Tuesday, June 10, 2025, A creative invitation

This morning, we go to visit the best districts of Nice to learn about its history, but not without tasting the local candies and rose chocolate at Florian’s. We then are ready to climb the Chateau’s hill to enjoy the best view of the Baie des Anges from the highest point in Nice, and see the mountain peaks of the alps on the other side. We finish our tour at the flower market to buy lunch. Perhaps, try a picnic facing the sea? This afternoon, you are free to shop in the local boutiques or relax on the beach with your friends. Tonight, we have our farewell dinner.

Meals Covered: B, D


Wednesday, June 11, 2025, Departure: “Arrival in the world is really a departure and that, which we call departure, is only a return”

This morning, we drive to the Nice airport to catch our flights home. You have now collected all your exquisite invitations. I invite you to transform them into fond personal memories and share them with others. Safe journey home, blissfully yours.

Meals Covered: B